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Fire Prevention Week 2014 stresses lifesaving value of smoke alarms

‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!’ theme underscores the need for Missourians to install, regularly test smoke alarms for protection from house fires
JEFFERSON CITY – Installing and maintaining smoke alarms in your home can make the difference between life and death and is why all Missourians are encouraged to use Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, to make sure their families are protected with smoke alarms.


House committee investigates Highway Patrol after drowning death of Patrol arestee

JEFFERSON CITY -  Missouri's Highway Patrol superintendent refused to provide information about the death of a 20-year-old Iowa resident who drowned while in the custody of a water patrol trooper during an Oct. 1 House committee hearing.

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Missouri’s annual statewide earthquake drill is Oct. 16

‘Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Drill’ registration only takes minutes; schools, families and businesses encouraged to participate as take part of preparedness planning
JEFFERSON CITY – More than 400,000 Missourians are already registered to take part in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill, which is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16. Last year, more than 2.4 million people in 10 states took part in the annual drill that teaches participants to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”


More workers to be trained for in-demand jobs in STEM fields, thanks to $19.7 million grant, Gov. Nixon says

• Federal grant for MoSTEMWINS project follows similar grants won by Missouri in 2011 and 2012 for training workers in health care, advanced manufacturing
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today said that a $19.7 million grant to Missouri’s 12 community colleges and the State Technical College of Missouri will bolster the state’s economy and increase the number of Missourians with a post-secondary degree by training an estimated 1,900 workers for in-demand careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Pension plans placed on watch list

JEFFERSON CITY - Several pension plans are found to be underfunded in a state auditor's report released Tuesday.

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